The Oklahoma Legislature convened today, for the planned special session to finally set the district boundaries for our 5 congressional seats.
The proposal before the House & Senate will give the Oklahoma City metro area to 3 congressional districts. While the 4th congressional district (held by Tom Cole) did claim a few square miles around the Tinker Air Base in Midwest City, now the 3rd Congressional District(held by Frank Lucas) is going to carry most of SW Oklahoma County. In exchange for that large population shift, Congressional District 5 (held by Stephanie Bice) is going to expand into Logan, Lincoln, and Canadian Counties.
This adjustment is very close to the proposal advocated by Sooner Politics, with the slight twist being that CD3 will now have a part of Oklahoma City, instead of CD4 taking more of the county and releasing more rural counties to CD3.
Tulsa County & it's greater metro area will consolidate to CD1 (currently held by Kevin Hern). But Hern will relinquish Washington County and eastern Wagoner County to CD2 (held by Markwayne Mullin). But CD1 also picks up the greater Sapulpa area of Creek County from CD3. The Owasso eastern neighborhoods in Rogers County will remain in CD1, while the rest of Rogers County stays in CD2.
The net result gives each district a nearly equal number of residents, as required by the US Constitution.
The proposed maps are found here.